Programme 20172017-09-06T14:00:33+02:00

Tuesday, 5 Sept

12.00 Presentation of Publications and Press Conference with Authors
Ljubljana, Gajo Jazz Club (SWA Summer Garden), in case of rain, at the SWA headquarters

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Ljubljana
Rumena Bužarovska (Macedonia) and Vladimir Pištalo (Serbia /USA)
Moderator: Đurđa Strsoglavec
Ljubljana, CD Club
The discussion will be held in Macedonian and Serbian. Translation into Slovenian by Sonja Cekova Stojanoska. In collaboration with Modrijan Publishing House.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Koper
Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia/Netherlands), Vilenica 2016 Prize Winner and Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Vilenica 2017 Prize Winner
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Koper, Atrium of the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper – Capodistria
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian and Italian by Andreja Pobega Bizjak. In collaboration with the RTV Slovenia
Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper – Capodistria.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Trieste
Antonella Bukovaz (Italy) and Maja Vidmar (Slovenia), Slovenian Author in Focus 2017
Moderator: Patrizia Vascotto
Trieste, Central European Initiative Hall
The discussion will be held in Italian and Slovenian. Translation by Peter Senizza. In collaboration with the Central European Initiative and Group 85.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Maribor
Hedi Wyss (Switzerland) and Anja Golob (Slovenia)
Moderator: Vesna Kondrič Horvat
Maribor, Salon of Applied Arts
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and German. Translation by Amalija Maček. In collaboration with the Maribor City Library and the Salon of
Applied Arts.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Celje
Iain Reid (Canada) and Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia)
Moderator: Nika Švab
Celje, Museum of Recent History Celje, Museum cafeteria
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Sežana
Tanja Bakić (Montenegro) and Alenka Jensterle Doležal (Slovenia/Czech Republic)
Moderator: Magdalena Svetina Terčon
Sežana, Kosovel Library Sežana
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and Croatian.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Hrastnik
Inger Elisabeth Hansen and Torgeir Schjerven (Norway)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Hrastnik, Atrium of the NHR Elementary School Hrastnik, in case of rain in the Anton Sovre Library Hrastnik
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Biščak. In collaboration with the Society Rast.

Wednesday, 6 Sept

11.30 Meeting with the Vilenica 2017 Prize Winner Yuri Andrukhovych
Ljubljana, Ukrainian Cultural Center within the Institute for Education and Culture Rokavička
In collaboration with the Institute for Education and Culture Rokavička.

16.00 Literary Reading
Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia/Netherlands), Vilenica 2016 Prize Winner, Hedi Wyss (Switzerland), Sameer Sayegh (Iraq/Slovenia), Anja Golob
(Slovenia)
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Ljubljana, Gajo Jazz Club (SWA Summer Garden), in case of rain, at the SWA headquarters

19.00 Reception by the Mayor of the City of Ljubljana
Literary Reading: Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Vilenica 2017 Prize Winner, Maja Vidmar (Slovenia), Slovenian Author in Focus 2017, Torgeir Schjerven (Norway), Iain Reid (Canada)
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Ljubljana, Švicarija Art Centre

Thursday, 7 Sept

9.30 Literary Path Through Ljubljana
Guide: Martin Šušteršič
The tour will be held in English. In collaboration with Ljubljana Tourism.

10.00 The Publishers’ Breakfast
Ljubljana, CD Club
In collaboration with the Slovenian Book Agency.

11.00 Round Table and Literary Reading: “Norway at Vilenica”
Participants: Inger Elisabeth Hansen and Torgeir Schjerven (Norway)
Moderator: Ana Schnabl
Ljubljana, CD Club
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation by Breda Biščak.

18.30 Poetry Reading in Lokev
Alenka Jensterle Doležal (Slovenia/Czech Republic), Kerrie O’Brien (Ireland), Antonella Bukovaz (Italy), Esther Kinsky (Germany)
Music: Aqustika, School of Music and Art Ozlinka
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Lokev, Church of St. Michael

20.30 Musical Evening in Lokev
Concert: Duo Ponte
Lokev, Muha Homestead

Friday, 8 Sept

11.30–19.30 The 15th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “European Humanism and Its Challenges” (Part I)
Participants: György E. Szönyi (Hungary), Elżbieta Olechowska (Poland), Marko Marinčič (Slovenia), Petra Mutlova (Czech Republic),
Brane Senegačnik (Slovenia), Marco Russo (Italy), Matic Kocijančič (Slovenia), Žarko Paić (Croatia), Dean Komel (Slovenia), Rafał Zawisza (Poland), Neža Zajc (Slovenia), Bojana Tomc (Slovenia), Andrej Tomažin (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, Slovene Writers’ Association Headquarters and National Gallery of Slovenia, Auditorium
The colloquium will be held in English.

10.00 Central European Initiative Round Table at Vilenica: “Literature That Changes the World That Changes Literature”
Chair: Iva Kosmos
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Allegra Hall
The discussion will be held in English.

15.30 Meeting of Literary Mediators: “The Marketplace of Slovenian and Central European Literature”
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Thais Hall

18.30 Literary Evening with the Vilenica Awardees and Presentation of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2017
Literary Reading: Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Vilenica 2017 Prize Winner, Maja Vidmar (Slovenia), Slovene Author in Focus 2017, Tanja
Bakić (Montenegro), CEI Fellowship Winner 2016, Andriy Lyubka (Ukraine), CEI Fellowship Winner 2017
Presentation of the CEI Fellowship 2017: President of the CEI Fellowship Committee, Patrizia Vascotto and CEI Deputy Secretary General, Erik Csernovitz
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre
The discussion will be held in English and Slovenian. Translation by Breda Biščak.

Saturday, 9 Sept

9.00–17.00 The 15th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “European Humanism and Its Challenges” (Part II)
Participants: Marko Uršič (Slovenia), Katarzyna Jerzak (Poland), Igor Škamperle (Slovenia), Aleksandar Gatalica (Serbia), Tomaž Toporišič (Slovenia), Alen Širca (Slovenia), Robert Kuret (Slovenia), Petar Jevremović (Serbia), Manca Erzetič (Slovenia), Charles Sabatos (Turkey), David Movrin (Slovenia), Áron Orbán (Hungary), Sonja Weiss (Slovenia), Markus Kersten (Germany), Matej Hriberšek (Slovenia), Ewa Łukaszyk (Poland), Olga Markič (Slovenia), Gábor Almási (Austria), Gregor Pobežin (Slovenia), Adam Łukaszewicz (Poland), Dávid Molnár (Hungary), Blaž Zabel (Slovenia/Great Britain)
Ljubljana, Slovene Writers’ Association Headquarters and National Gallery of Slovenia, Auditorium
The colloquium will be held in English.

Literary Matinèe at Štanjel and Kobdilj
10.00 Literary Walk through Štanjel and Fabiani Theme Path between Štanjel and Kobdilj
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle, in case of rain, the programme starts at Kobdilj
12.00 Appearance by 17th Young Vilenica Award Winners: Rebeka Deželak, Laura Markič, Lana Vuga, Una Ljubin, Vesna Muzek
12.30 Literary Reading
Boris Jukić (Slovenia), Vladimir Pištalo (Serbia/ USA), Rumena Bužarovska (Macedonia), Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia), Fahredin Shehu (Kosovo)
Presentation of the Crystal Vilenica 2017 Award
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Kobdilj, Villa Fabiani

16.00 Students’ Meeting with Slovene Guests of Vilenica
Participants: Maja Vidmar, Andrej Blatnik, Alenka Jensterle Doležal, Anja Golob, Boris Jukić
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Allegra Hall
In collaboration with Koper High School.

18.30 Presentation of the Vilenica 2017 Prize to Yuri Andrukhovych
Literary Reading: Inger Elisabeth Hansen (Norway), Kerrie O’Brien (Ireland), Fahredin Shehu (Kosovo), Esther Kinsky (Germany)
Music: Gašper Muženič and students of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana
Laudation: Aleš Šteger
Presentation of the Prize: President of the Slovene Writers’ Association, Ivo Svetina
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Vilenica Cave

20.30 Musical Evening in Lokev
Concert: Ad hoc Group
Lokev, Muha Homestead

Book Fair and Festival Club from 7 to 10 September in Lipica.